SueVanRaes

Sue Van Raes

Functional nutritionist and Food Psychology Specialist

Sue Van Raes is a functional nutritionist, food psychology specialist, and author in Boulder Co. As founder of Boulder Nutrition, Sue helps people navigate how to make sustainable changes in their health and make peace with their plate.

Sue uses a combination of science-based testing, clinical nutrition, holistic nutrition, natural medicine, functional medicine, homeopathy, and metabolic typing to guide folks in experiencing clarity, vitality, and body-positive living. She works with clients locally, remotely, online, and on her local and international health and yoga retreats. Check out her new online program DIGEST.

Articles by Sue Van Raes

Have you thought about following the paleo diet? Before you start, there are some things that you should know about what the paleo diet involves, its potential benefits, and also the reasons for caution.Read More
Your metabolism keeps you energized and moving. If it slows, you are likely to feel its effects on your sleep, in your mood, and on your diet. Five metabolic factors can be maximized for your well-being.Read More
Chocolate is more than just a sweet treat. Focus on its raw form, cacao—think high-quality dark chocolate—and it’s more than just a treat, but a food that helps your brain and immune system, and is an aphrodisiac.Read More
It’s not just when or what you eat that contributes to healthy eating, but also the where and how. Try one or two of these healthy eating rituals—or go for all seven!—and take your meals to the next level.Read More
Are you confused about which health approach to choose in order to maintain optimal health and vitality? Counting calories? Counting carbs? Cleansing? Exercise? Stress management? A health coach can address your needs and help you find optimal health.Read More
There are three steps for selecting and achieving your New Year’s resolutions. If you’ve failed in previous years to achieve your health goals, this year might be the time for your goals to meet your willpower.Read More
Holiday parties can be oodles of fun, but they can also be a minefield if you are trying to focus on making healthy food and drink choices while surrounded by temptation. Here are six ways to take control.Read More
Your digestive system can be negatively affected by eating over-processed foods and by experiencing stress. Keep your system chugging healthily along by routinely eating these seven ingredients.Read More
Thanksgiving can be a challenge as you navigate relationships, travel, and large quantities of food. Thankfully (pun intended!), there are three ways you can help make the day more peaceful and relaxing.Read More
The large bags of miniature Halloween candies dominate grocery stores in the month leading up to October 31. For those of you who recoil from so much pure sugar, look no further than these eight non-traditional treats.Read More
Peanut butter is common and almond butter is gaining in popularity, but there are seven other types of nut butters that you might be missing out on! Learn your options and how to make nut butter at home.Read More
The changing seasons bring a change in the freshest available fruits and vegetables. Four in-season healthy treats for fall are delicata squash, celeriac, apples, and Brussels sprouts.Read More
Just because there are gluten-free food options, it doesn’t mean that you need to be eating them. Learn who should follow a gluten-free (or gluten-reduced) diet and how to do so.Read More
Probiotics found naturally in food can ease digestion and improve gut health and overall wellness. Here’s how you can improve your gut health with these natural probiotics.Read More
While you may not be able to reverse time, changing the way you eat can help improve your life. Here are 10 anti-aging foods to add to your diet.Read More
As busy as your summer may be—as you enjoy all the benefits of longer days and warmer temperatures—it’s good to also have a few tricks up your sleeve. Here are six quick and easy recipes for your summer nights.Read More
Feeding yourself is easy in theory, but what foods should you choose to eat? Here’s a look at 10 popular diets, with descriptions of the diets and explanations of their health benefits.Read More
If you haven’t heard of lycopene before, it’s time to get familiar with this nutrient. Found mostly in red foods, it fights cancer, helps the heart, and reduces inflammation. Time to eat up!Read More